I am in the last stretch here for the 31 in 31 blog challenge. Today I am offering you a feast of the BEST songs from my FAVORITE artist Sia. Enjoy and happy day to you!
and last but not least “Little Black Sandals“
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You know massage feels good and can be helpful to make your aches and pains feel better. You have experienced at some point in your life some sort of pain relief from a holistic approach i.e. chiropractic care, acupuncture, massage therapy or physical therapy. For years these medical approaches have been less invasive than surgery and have fewer side effects than pain medication.
Below you will find an article that explains what actually goes on in your body when you receive a massage. At Relaxation Works I am always education myself and staying ahead of the curve to bring you exceptional information and therapies that will help you with your physical pain and stress. Pain relief is attainable with massage therapy and other holistic approaches. I’ve one client tell me that since seeing me for his low back pain he has stopped using his pain medication with his doctors approval. That is outstanding! Pain medication is not supposed to be used for long periods of time, it was intended to be used for a short period of time.
What massage won’t do
There is not a gold pot at the end of the rainbow or sparkly unicorn that is going to whisk you off to an island of happiness and joy after you receive a massage. But what massage can do is give you hope that your chronic pain issue will decrease and your range of motion and flexibility will increase all without side effects. All of these research case studies incorporated massage CONSISTENTLY and for weeks or months at a time. Massage CAN be a quick fix in certain circumstances. But for chronic pain sufferers, massage must be cumulative even if it is for 5-8 sessions. Webster dictionary states that the word chronic means “marked by long duration or frequent recurrence : not acute; always present or encountered; constantly vexing, weakening, or troubling”.
This study found evidence at the cellular level that massage therapy may affect inflammation in a way similar to anti-inflammatory medications. YAY!
Your pain relief is my business. Finding the most effective products and tools to enhance your healing process and experience here at Relaxation Works is a HUGE goal of mine. These hot stones in particular help me as the massage therapists apply a different type of pressure and myofascial release. They are part of my proven system to get you out of pain fast. My intention is to offer pain relieving massage treatments that also address the stresses we have in our lives. Core stones do that. They feel yummy and delicious with their heat and softness of the stone as well as being extremely therapeutic with the amount of pressure that can be applied. Watch the video below to understand why we use core stones in your massage sessions. It’s just another way that we can improve your massage experience and provide a complimentary service. Enjoy!
It can be very difficult to be alert during the day if you are tossing and turning at night. Falling asleep or staying asleep are two major problems with bad sleeping habits. Below are some products that I use myself or use in the treatment room to make each massage session more comfortable. Enjoy!
This lavender essential oil is 100% pure. It is very important that you use a reputable company that does not use fillers or chemicals in their products. I personally use these oils in my massage practice and personal life and have had wonderful results with them.
velvet eye pillow
Relaxation CD by Artful Touch Music
I love using music by this local NY based massage therapist and musician. I play his music during massages in the office all the time.
hot pack for comfort
We also have all these products available for purchase in the office.